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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-09965

The voluminous La Soledad deposit was erupted in the Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo volcanic field area about 500,000 years ago and is composed of a complex sequence of block-and-ash and pumice deposits. Geologists in the photo investigate a thick (up to 10 m) pumice deposit that lies on top of a pyroclastic surge layer. Photo by Lucia Capra, 1993 (courtesy of José Macías, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

The voluminous La Soledad deposit was erupted in the Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo volcanic field area about 500,000 years ago and is composed of a complex sequence of block-and-ash and pumice deposits. Geologists in the photo investigate a thick (up to 10 m) pumice deposit that lies on top of a pyroclastic surge layer.

Photo by Lucia Capra, 1993 (courtesy of José Macías, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).

Keywords: volcanologist | field work | deposit | outcrop | stratigraphy | exposure | pumice


Zitácuaro-Valle de Bravo